Music educator Jason DeCristofaro has planned a dozen benefit concerts to support various nonprofits. The next event takes place at The BLOCK off Biltmore on Sunday, Feb. 26, and features the Richard Shulman Quartet and Dan Keller Quartet.
Kare Strong, Lucy Ray and Aileen “Big Al” Pearlman will perform at the first iteration of this showcase of female-made music. The event takes place at The BLOCK Off Biltmore on Wednesday, Feb. 15.
After diving into Lake Junaluska, Polar Plunge participants (and spectators) can enjoy a chili lunch and several bonfires. Proceeds from the fundraiser, which takes place on Saturday, Feb. 4, will go to Haywood Waterways Association’s environmental education and stewardship programs.
Music from the ’80s and ’90s, a silent auction and raffle, and dressed up dancing are all on the agenda at Francine Delany New School for Children’s upcoming fundraiser. The event is at Isis on Friday, Feb. 3.
During January, which is Human Trafficking Awareness month, newly launched local organization Project FIGHT is hosting several events aimed at raising awareness and funds to combat trafficking in Western North Carolina. Rock band Armadilla will headline one such benefit concert at The Mothlight on Sunday, Jan. 29.
Dozens of artists have donated their work to a pop-up shop hosted by Clayspace and benefitting Planned Parenthood. The multi-day exhibit has an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 13.
Asheville-based nonprofit Mama Maisha, which promotes family planning, healthy pregnancies and safe deliveries in Tanzania, is holding its next benefit at Lexington Avenue Brewery on Friday, Dec. 2. Emma’s Lounge and Freewheelin’ Mamas will perform.
For supporters of the Standing Rock movement, there are multiple ways to get involved without leaving Asheville.
Arthur Morgan School’s upcoming auction includes items from local artists and businesses plus handmade creations and labor crews from students. The fundraiser, which takes place at Burnsville Town Center on Friday, Nov. 18, supports AMS’ scholarship program.
Lyric will open for iconic vocalist Mavis Staples at an upcoming benefit for MountainTrue. The Orange Peel hosts the show on Sunday, Nov. 13.
On Sunday, Nov. 6, Jenny Greer Fares will lead a singing 5k through Carrier Park in support of locally-based nonprofit Arts for Life.
For its fourth annual Barbells for Boobs fundraiser, Urban Athletic Training Center is inviting the public to work out, purchase baked goods and t-shirts, and hop into a mobile hydrostatic body fat testing machine. The event takes place on Monday, Oct. 24.
For its largest annual fundraiser, the Literacy Council of Buncombe County is hosting a dinner and silent auction, featuring a speech by best selling author Wiley Cash. His brother, comedian Cliff Cash, will emcee the event at Renaissance Asheville Hotel on Friday, Oct. 14.
Dozens of local musicians will play music from John Lennon’s catalogue in support of arts nonprofit Aurora Studio & Gallery. The donation-based concert is at Highland Brewing Co., on Friday, Oct. 7.
Asheville GreenWorks’ upcoming fundraiser, which features dancing and barbecuing, takes place at Asheville Outdoor Center on Thursday, Sept. 29.
MADabolic gym is bringing fitness equipment to Green Man Brewery for a high energy benefit event on Friday, Sept. 23. Proceeds go to Girls on the Run of WNC.
After a year hiatus, Next Step Recovery’s annual golf tournament is back — and just in time for the nonprofit’s 10-year anniversary. Broadmoor Golf Links hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Multiple artists are performing at Sounds for Recovery, a benefit event for Buncombe County’s Veterans Treatment Court, Sobriety Court and Adult Drug Treatment Court. The gathering takes place at First Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Sept. 1.
Aloft Asheville Downtown’s open air benefit concert series continues on Sunday, Aug., 28, when Juan Benavides Group performs in support of Friends of Connect Buncombe.
A multitude of outdoor water games, including a 20-foot tall slide, plus live music and food make the second Slide the Fletch fundraiser appropriate for adventurers and spectators alike. Hall Fletcher Elementary hosts the benefit event on Saturday, Aug. 20.
The Center of Craft, Creativity & Design’s upcoming fundraiser offers four floors of art, live music, food and drinks, and other entertainment on Thursday, Aug. 11.